Interacting Electrons in Reduced Dimensions

  • Dionys Baeriswyl
  • David K. Campbell

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Methods

    1. Solvable Models and Analytic Results

    2. Quantum Monte Carlo and Numerical Diagonalization Methods

      1. S. Sorella, M. Parrinello
        Pages 47-54
      2. E. Y. Loh Jr., J. E. Gubernatis, R. T. Scalettar, R. L. Sugar, S. R. White
        Pages 55-60
      3. Z. G. Soos, S. Ramasesha, G. W. Hayden
        Pages 79-90
      4. E. Y. Loh Jr., D. K. Campbell, J. Tinka Gammel
        Pages 91-105
    3. Variational and Perturbation Theoretic Methods

      1. Walter Metzner, Dieter Vollhardt
        Pages 129-134
      2. José Carmelo, Dionys Baeriswyl, Xenophon Zotos
        Pages 135-138
    4. Density Funstional Theory

      1. O. Gunnarsson, O. K. Andersen, A. Svane
        Pages 139-150
      2. P. Vogl, D. K. Campbell
        Pages 151-164
  3. Quasi-One Dimensional Models and Materials

    1. Applicability of Hubbard-Type Models

      1. Anna Painelli, Alberto Girlando
        Pages 165-170
      2. Xin Sun, Jun Li, Chang-qin Wu
        Pages 179-188
    2. Organic Conductors and Conjugated Polymers

  4. Quasi-Two Dimensional Models and Materials

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-403

About this book


As its name suggests, the 1988 workshop on "Interacting Electrons in Reduced Dimen­ the wide variety of physical effects that are associated with (possibly sions" focused on strongly) correlated electrons interacting in quasi-one- and quasi-two-dimensional mate­ rials. Among the phenomena discussed were superconductivity, magnetic ordering, the metal-insulator transition, localization, the fractional Quantum Hall effect (QHE), Peierls and spin-Peierls transitions, conductance fluctuations and sliding charge-density (CDW) and spin-density (SDW) waves. That these effects appear most pronounced in systems of reduced dimensionality was amply demonstrated at the meeting. Indeed, when concrete illustrations were presented, they typically involved chain-like materials such as conjugated polymers, inorganic CDW systems and organie conductors, or layered materials such as high-temperature copper-oxide superconductors, certain of the organic superconductors, and the QHE samples, or devices where the electrons are confined to a restricted region of sample, e. g. , the depletion layer of a MOSFET. To enable this broad subject to be covered in thirty-five lectures (and ab out half as many posters), the workshop was deliberately focused on theoretical models for these phenomena and on methods for describing as faithfully as possible the "true" behav­ ior of these models. This latter emphasis was especially important, since the inherently many-body nature of problems involving interacting electrons renders conventional effec­ tive single-particle/mean-field methods (e. g. , Hartree-Fock or the local-density approxi­ mation in density-functional theory) highly suspect. Again, this is particularly true in reduced dimensions, where strong quantum fluctuations can invalidate mean-field results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dionys Baeriswyl
    • 1
  • David K. Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.ETHZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7869-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0565-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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